Monday, 3 August 2015

BEAUTY: Bowling With Got2B

The Chalk girls always put on the best events and with the launch of Schwarzkopf Got2B All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment, they organised a night of bowling at All Star Lanes for us! The night was loads of fun but pretty dark so I haven't got great images for you. As usual it was lovely to catch up with all the girls and do a bit of bowling too.

There was loads of food from mini burgers to mini brownies and endless cocktails each complete with a cocktail unbrella! 
Got2B All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment provides ten benefits in one treatment: shine, strength, smoothness, protection, anti-humidity, fullness, thickness, suppleness, anti-frizz and shape plus it smells like jasmine and peach!

 We all also got our hair done which is something that I dont do ver often! I have no idea what I am doing so I just asked for 'straight please' haha. I used to straighten my hair every day but it has literally been years since I have seen it looking straight and smooth so I was pretty amazed when she managed to de-frizz my wavy hair to a perfect sleek look - using the new10-in-1 product of course. She also covered the tips in argan oil which I think is something I really should start doing to help keep my hair healthy.
It really made me think about hair care and what I can do to keep my hair looking and feeling healthy as well as investing in some argan oil - I dont even know where you can buy stuff like that lol but I do know it made my hair so much softer when the stylist used it on me. I did some research and came across these Hair Care Tips and this infographic (which also suggest hair oil) but lots of other things I can think about too! I'm not a fizzy drink or juice kind of person so I only drink water but the problem is, I dont drink enough of it so thats interesting to learn that it can effect your hair as well as your skin!

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Friday, 31 July 2015

FASHION: #AsSeenOnMe ASOS High Waist Deep Plunge Swimsuit

I loved our hotel. It was white, clean, crisp and minimal which made it just such a chilled place to stay. So of course a pool day at the hotel was the perfect opportunity to get my new white swimming costume out. 

This particular swimsuit is from ASOS and has been super popular with other bloggers (ASOS stock it in loads of colours.) I loved the way it looked on everyone esle so I thought I'd give it a try although I was pretty anxious about wearing it to start with. You never see me wearing anything low cut here on my blog because I don't really do it and I wasn't sure if this cut was right for my body shape.

Luckily, I was pretty pleased with how it looked, paired with my massive Primark sunglasses. It was comfortable and everything seemed to stay in place - not that I much apart from laze around on the Bali Beds all day, drinking cocktails and dipping my legs in the pool haha.

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

FASHION: How To Style Jeans

Jeans are easily the most versatile piece of casualwear in any girl’s wardrobe. From a simple day in skinnies to a night out sporting some confident white jeans, you can wear them for basically anything - and if you read my blog regularly, you'll know that I do haha.

House of Fraser have produced an infographic guide to how to wear the latest denim trends. I love my black jeans but I could definitely have a go at trying something different every now and again as it is something I struggle with.

Look like Alexa Chung in a nice pair of flares or hit the Kendall Jenner look with a pair of ripped jeans. Whatever your preference, there’s a pair of jeans to suit. Check out the graphic below and see if you agree!
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FASHION: Why Scotland Should Be On Your Fashion Radar

Earlier this year the vote for Scottish independence got the nation talking about Scotland and it's unique culture. Whether it's giving rise to hot celebrities like Ewan McGregor, providing tourists with amazing Highland scenery or wowing the arts world with the Edinburgh fringe festival, Scotland is one destination that is high on every traveller's must-do list. What you may not know about about the Scots is that they also streets ahead in the style stakes too. Here are some of the reasons that Scotland should be on every fashionista's radar for the coming year.

 Scotland's chic knitwear
If you're familiar with high fashion, you will have heard of a designer label called Pringle, also known as Pringle of Scotland. Yup, that's right - the well-known clothing line is actually Scottish, and has been around since 1815. Pringle actually coined the term "knitwear" in its early days, and invented the world famous argyle pattern that you see on some of the catwalk's coolest jumpers and sweaters. Fashion icons Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly were fans of the designer back in their day.
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Scottish sportswear
The England team is not the only team in the British Isles to have a super trendy sports kit! With more and more sportswear appearing on the catwalks, Adidas are bringing out some really great designs lately. The brand is also responsible for the Scottish football team's stylish kit which can be bought in sports shops throughout Scotland. Scottish football betting is growing in popularity too - in fact, a Chinese TV channel recently snapped up the rights to show live Scottish football matches on TV, mobile and online. Go Scotland!
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Scottish fashion awards
Every year Scotland hosts it's own awards ceremony to celebrate all things style related. The Scottish Fashion Awards have become a well-respected event in the fashion world and show yet again that the country is at the forefront of the style stakes. This year the event will be held in London on the 3rd September and will be presented by MTV star Laura Whitmore. Judges include the British Fashion Council's Caroline Rush as well as editors from major magazines such as Grazia and Vogue Italia.

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Stylish Scottish celebrities
Scotland has given birth to some of the quirkiest and coolest celebrities out there, many of whom are fashion icons in their own right. One of these is Tilda Swinton, who regularly appears on the pages of fashion glossies due to her amazing sense of style. The Hollywood actress has even appeared in a Chanel ad campaign where she modelled a range of Scotland-inspired pieces for Karl Lagerfeld. Equally edgy in the fashion stakes are singer Shirley Manson from the band Garbage, DJ Calvin Harris and the gorgeously quiffed Emeli Sandé.
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Those are just a few reasons why Scotland is a great destination for fashion fans. So, what are your favourite things about Scotland?

Written by Jenna Wilson

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

LIFESTYLE: Hotel Life - ME, Mallorca

The hotel itself was so pretty and we both loved just spending time there. 
We ate breakfast outside in the sun every morning. I didnt really want breakfast included but Andrew did and again, I'm glad he made me because it was really lovely. Everything was so well presented and I loved that we had a reason to get out of bed early and make the most of the whole day!
How pretty is the ASOS beach dress*. Perfect for breakfast to beach!
 One night, we visited went to the hotels own restaurant, Pez Playa. It was pretty expensive but I had won the main course over on their twitter page so we only had to pay for starters and drinks. The food was delicious, we had torreznos to start followed by paella - duh. We also had lovely views out over the beach. The only thing that wasn't great was the service but we overlooked that because it meant more time with out lovely view!
After a day at the beach, I came back to see that Andrew had ordered a plate of chocolate covered strawberries to the room! mmm
and with so many mirrors around it was hard not to take a few bikini selfies every day
Primark (£6) - New Look (£6) - ASOS (£32) - Primark (£1 Sale)

Monday, 27 July 2015

EVENTS: Primark, Barry M, Lush, Swimwear365 & Waitrose

I always look forward to Primark's press day as it is the shop I buy most of my stuff in! I was literally just there this morning (I bought two bikinis for £1 each!), I was there last night and I popped in before work on Thursday too and bought something each time! As for the press day, I was not disappointed! I fell in love with loads of wintery pieces - especially these super cute little pom pom pumps and will be buying a pair for sure as soon as they hit stores!

Barry M Festival Dinner
This was just a lovely get together for dinner at The Hospital Club in aid of Festival Season coming up. Adam showed us some simple festival looks with lots of gold glitter and really inspired me! Then we all sat down and ate together at the most amazing pretty festival themed tables! We all left with a goodie bag full of festival goodies from make up to ear plugs haha. Thanks Barry M for having me along!
 LUSH Stratford Launch
The lovely LUSH PR girls invited me along to the new store opening at Stratford Westfield which was is my local when it comes to LUSH (apart from when I pop into oxford circus after work.) It was a super quick one for me as I was meeting a friend for dinner but of course I made some time to have a look around the new store and even got to make my own bath bomb. The new store is only a couple of shops away from its old location but it is airy and spacious and I'm looking forward to my next trip to pick up some new bits! I even heard that they might be stocking some Oxford Circus exclusives at some point!

#CelebrateSummer With Swimwear356
Swimwear356 certainly picked well when they decided to host their rooftop #CelebrateSummer party on one of the hottest days in the past ten years. I had just left a horrible claustrophobic event at Mahiki and rushed to Maddison's to enjoy some sunshine. The drinks were flowing from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. There was loud music playing and an amazing atmosphere as well as lots of pretty bikinis laid out everywhere. It was the perfect evening and I will be definitely be making reservation for Maddison's again - I can't wait to go back. I also left this one with a pretty impressive goodie bag full of holiday essentials - how amazing is this Models Own polish they gave me?!

 Xmas In July - Waitrose
Waitrose was magical. It brought that amazing Christmas magic and excitement to July and even though it was the hottest day ever it has made me super excited for Christmas. There were so many delicious things to look forward too and of course I got to sample everything. I fell in love with all the super cute cakes with faces, everything covered in edible glitter and the big roast dinner laid out on the table. I definitely stuffed myself silly but how could I resist? It's been a whole 6 months since I ate anything christmassy!